Stormwater Sampling Methodologies: A Primer for All QSPs, QISPs, and Municipal Staff

Date / Time:
Monday, Oct 7 1:30pm to 5:00pm
Marriott - San Carlos III
Track / Session:
Monitoring, Science, and Data Management Track / Training Workshop: Stormwater Sampling Methodologies: A Primer for All QSPs, QISPs, and Municipal Staff
Short Description: 

Discussion of sampling methodologies and issues that QSPs, QISPs, and municipal staff encounter in programs to remain compliant with the requirements of the CGP, IGP, and Phase I and II MS4 Permits. Where to sample, how to sample, what the lab really needs, and what to submit in SMARTS.

Speaker / Panelist 1:
Presentation Title: QSP Sampling
Matthew Renaud, Alta Environmental
Biography: Mr. Renaud has been in the environmental compliance field for more than 17 years. A graduate of The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry with a BS in Environmental Studies Policy and Management and a California resident for 14 years. He has been in the construction SWPPP compliance field for 10 years and is currently leading Alta’s CGP compliance efforts.
Speaker / Panelist 2:
Presentation Title: QSP Sampling
Jennifer Peterson, NV5
Biography: Jennifer is a licensed civil engineer and has over 22 years of experience working in the civil and environmental engineering fields. She has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from University of Iowa and is the current Water Resources Group Director for NV5’s San Diego office. Her main areas of expertise include working with stormwater permits such as Municipal Phase I and Phase II Stormwater Permits and the State’s General Construction Permit for Stormwater Discharges. She also has extensive experience performing detailed hydrologic and hydraulic analyses for roadway and bridge projects and is a Certified Floodplain Manager. Jennifer has been an active member of CASQA for 12 years and is currently serving as co-chair on the Training Committee. She is also a member of WRISE (Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy) where she serves on the group’s Steering Committee as Scholarship Chair.
Speaker / Panelist 3:
Presentation Title: QISP Sampling
Sean Porter, Apex Companies
Biography: Sean Porter specializes in water resource services with a background in stormwater, wastewater, urban and natural landscape, creek watershed studies, and groundwater. He is an expert in receiving water, stormwater, and wastewater monitoring, NPDES permit program requirements, ASBS discharge requirements, evaluation of facility stormwater pollution prevention plans (SWPPPs), total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) allocations and monitoring, and public funded research-driven watershed studies. His 20 years of experience includes designing and implementing large-scale water quality and sediment monitoring programs for regional stormwater monitoring programs for state, municipal, transportation, federal, and low-impact development.
Speaker / Panelist 4:
Presentation Title: QISP Sampling
David Renfrew, Alta Environmental
Biography: Mr. Renfrew is a Vice President and Water Resources Director for Alta and brings over 22 years of experience in the environmental industry. He is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Professional in Storm Water Quality (CPSWQ), Qualified Industrial Storm Water Practitioner/Trainer of Record (QISP/ToR), and a Qualified Storm Water Developer and Practitioner (QSD/P). Mr. Renfrew provides specialty professional expertise to Phase I and II municipal permittees, industrial, and private development clientele. Through his career, Dave has managed large municipal Copermittee permit monitoring and reporting programs and supported commercial/industrial clients to obtain and maintain regulatory compliance.
Speaker / Panelist 5:
Presentation Title: MS4 Sampling
Garth Engelhorn, Alta Environmental
Biography: Garth Engelhorn is a CPSWQ and a QISP/ToR with more than 15 years of environmental compliance experience providing leadership for many interdisciplinary projects for state and local government agencies in Southern California. Garth has provided strategic advice, interpreted regulatory requirements, and designed and implemented monitoring programs for a variety of complex projects and environmental regulatory programs. He has extensive experience leading NPDES and TMDL compliance monitoring programs, including the design of watershed assessments, methodologies, source identification studies, and BMP effectiveness assessments. He is intimately familiar with automated sampling equipment, flow monitoring installations, and remote telemetry.
Speaker / Panelist 6:
Presentation Title: MS4 Sampling
Tommy Wells, FMF Pandion
Biography: Tommy Wells, CPSWQ, QSD, QISP, is an expert in water quality sampling, flow monitoring, hydrology, and hydrogeomorphology. Tommy has over 20 years of experience in these fields, primarily focusing on pollutant source tracking and identification, transport and fate, and identifying and implementing solutions. He possesses a broad understanding of these fields on an international level from living and working in New Zealand for several years. Tommy is a Principal Scientist and the owner of FMF Pandion, a water resources engineering and environmental consulting firm, headquartered in Encinitas, CA.
Speaker / Panelist 7:
Presentation Title: Laboratory Perspectives on Sampling
Dennis Dorning, Enthalpy Analytical
Biography: Dennis Dorning is Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Enthalpy Analytical. Mr. Dorning brings nearly 20 years of experience in the environmental laboratory industry from some of the largest environmental laboratory networks in the world, including Eurofins-TestAmerica. His years of hands-on laboratory experience brings a true understanding of laboratory processes to our clients and drives his ability to lead technical sales. Mr. Dorning oversees the sales and marketing efforts of 8 laboratories across the Country blending local expertise with Enthalpy's national footprint.